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Tools and solutions for increasing access to international arbitration – An overview

By Malcolm Simpson, Gwendoline Davies, Nick Lees Parties have been concerned for some time about the length and cost of arbitration, and how these issues can be effectively controlled. This article considers the factors affecting accessibility, how arbitral institutions can help, and how the parties can help themselves; different available tools and innovative solutions that can be deployed […]

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By Gwendoline Davies Fake reviews have featured in the press a lot recently, but they are certainly not a new phenomenon and such practices have no doubt existed for as long as people have been reviewing products and services. However, the explosion of the online retail marketplace has made fake reviews a very lucrative business. At […]

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By Maria Connolly Purely sporting or recreational rights over land are capable of being easements, the Supreme Court has confirmed. In a judgment handed down today the Court held that, so long as such rights satisfy the four well-established characteristics of easements, there is no reason why they should not be easements (Regency Villas Title […]

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Family firm labours under £1.2m debt

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TEXT The introduction of measures to combat sexual harassment at the Bar is to be welcomed. However, the battle has only just begun. The reaction of chambers to the Equality Code will determine how successful the proposals will be. There is still much scepticism from some of those involved in running chambers that such a […]

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The number of suggestions to negotiators of next year’s Inter-Governmental conference (IGC) on the revision of the Maastricht Treaty on European Union (TEU) is increasing, and among them are strong calls for the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) powers to be curtailed. While all recognise its great contribution to the development of a mature and […]

UK lawyers support ECJ powers

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